Make numbers more fun to learn for kids by doing exciting counting games for preschoolers. Check out the step-by-step instructions to this how many hoses Montessori math activity.
Math Activities/Crafts for Kids
As mentioned in previous activities, learning comes through the senses. The brain processes all this information. If we gain knowledge using a different method, we are not learning. We only memorize for a while. Eventually, we will forget this information since it didn't go through an awareness process.
We know that our children have a specific mindset until they are six years old. Since mathematics is abstract, it will be challenging for them to understand everything we want to explain. That is why we must generate experiential learning in our kids.
This counting games for preschoolers activity is inspired by Montessori's methodology since with it, we want the kids to have the opportunity to feel the objects using their hands. In this case, the numbers in a concrete way, generating significant learning, turning all abstract knowledge into a knowledge of reality.
Through this counting games for preschoolers activity, the children will have a broader concept of numbers. They will associate the number of hoses with each number's value. The fewer hoses they see, the lower the denomination of the assigned number or, the more hoses, the greater the number's denomination.
THEME: COUNTING GAMES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DEVELOP THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Numbers recognition
Preschool Math Crafts
Age: 4 to 6-year-old
Activity goal: With this counting games for preschoolers activity, kids will learn how to relate the numbers to corresponding amounts.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This counting games for preschoolers activity is designed for kids to do autonomously and independently.
- Number recognition
- Fine motor skills
MATERIALS NEEDED TO DEVELOP THE COUNTING GAME ACTIVITY
- A tray
- Hoses ( Children can make them with paper or any other material.)
Put the numbers on the tray in order.
Under the numbered cards, place the total amount of hoses as the number indicates.
Number of hoses that match with the correct amount. Fun counting games for preschoolers.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After doing counting games for preschoolers give kids new math worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
MODIFICATIONS FOR THE COUNTING GAMES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Math Crafts for Younger Children
This counting game for preschoolers activity can also be done with younger children in a more sensory way. Using the same tray, they can work with colored flour or sand. The children will have to draw using their index finger on the flour or sand the number of objects shown on the card (with an adult's help).
In this counting game for preschoolers video, you will find the step by step of activity "HOW MANY HOSES ARE THERE?" designed for kids between 4-6-year-old and inspired by Montessori methodology.
This counting game for preschoolers activity is created for the kids to identify the difference between one number and the other. By vertically arranging the hoses, they will visualize each number's difference clearly, and this will go from being an abstract concept to a concrete concept.
The materials needed during the math activity area tray, cards each with a number from 1 to 6, and paper hoses (the same amount as the numbers written on the cards, i.e., 6 hoses to match the Number 6 card).
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